Mar 8, 2006, 4:56 PM
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Registered: Mar 8, 2006
This year, Bay Area Wilderness Training is pleased to offer summit attempts on the two tallest volcanoes in the lower 48.
-Mt. Shasta in Northern California from July 7-10, 2006
-Mt. Rainier in Washington State from August 11-14, 2006.
Upon signing up for the program, you pledge to raise or contribute directly a minimum of $3,000 to climb Mt. Shasta or $3,200 to climb Mt. Rainier. You, in turn, will receive the gratification of helping Northern California urban youth experience the power and beauty of California's wilderness.
In recognition of your commitment to support urban youth, BAWT provides a substantial number of resources to help you have the best climb possible. Thanks to the generous support of some of the biggest names in the outdoor industry and our extensive gear library, we will provide all the gear you need for the climb (much of which is yours to keep).
Valued at approximately $1,300, the list of gear you get to keep includes an insulated jacket, shell jacket and pants, sleeping bag and pad, headlamp, glacier glasses, internal frame pack, gaiters, trekking poles, and much more.
Our contributing sponsors include: Outside Magazine, Osprey, Outdoor Research, LEKI, Princeton Tec, Cocoon, Pacific Outdoor Equipment, Big Agnes, Suunto, Auclair, Mountain Hardwear and Julbo
BAWT's mission is to create opportunities for urban youth to experience wilderness first hand. BAWT accomplishes this by training youth educators and providing youth groups with access to quality outdoor equipment. To date, BAWT has reached over 3,745 youth, eighty percent of which are from minority backgrounds, and has created outdoor education programs within hundreds of schools and youth serving agencies around the Bay Area.
In addition to providing all of the gear for the climb, BAWT supports you through weekend trainings and pre-trip meetings including support in every aspect of sponsorship solicitation and administrative backup. Moreover, BAWT provides access to professional personal trainers, professional mountain guides who will lead your climb, technical training with ice axes and crampons, and all food during the climb.
Our website provides exhaustive information about both climbs. Please check it out at: http://www.climbingforkids.org.